Newton Center, MA ESL Lessons
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Learn how to learn English, have fun, and accomplish more than you would in a class.
I'm currently not taking beginner students on guitar, bass, drums, piano, ukulele, trumpet, trombone, euphonium, tuba, flute, and saxophone. I highly recommend my studio partners Tyler a
Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, Piano, Trumpet, Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba, Flute, & Saxophone
Piano, Ukulele, & Drums
I've been playing with classical ensembles and rock bands since 2001. Even though I started on classical trombone and rock guitar, I have come to expand my repertoire to a variety of instruments and genres. During my time in college I performed with the University choir, orchestra, and band. I also have organized, wrote/arranged for, and performed with a variety of bands in my home state of New Mexico, as well as Japan, and the San Francisco Bay Area.
Since 2006 I have been an active teacher. This profession has taken me everywhere from working with classical guitar classes in New Mexico high schools to Elementary students in Japan to a variety of private students of various musical instruments and genres everywhere I've been. Since relocating to the Bay Area in 2010, I've had the pleasure of working with lots of great students from kids to adults with a wide range of ambitions. Since 2012 I've been running my own full time studio.
Philosophy of Learning
Lessons are generally designed to work towards giving students the tools to accomplish their goals and become increasingly independent over time. While all students will study similar fundamentals regarding technique, theory, and performance, every lesson is as different as every person. What kind of music do you want to make? I'll tell you what you need to do to get there, and help you take the steps to achieve your aspirations.
I also love to help students put together a song, record, and produce it for them so that they can have a recording to share with their friends and family.
I also hold events for my students. (Check out our pictures and videos below!)
Younger students have opportunities to perform for friends and family at my studio every few months. Once or twice a year we'll also stage a larger event off site for more individual students and bands classes to perform.
Adult students also occasionally have events where they get a chance to get together and play music as well.
Aside from in-studio lessons, students also have the option to sign up for online lessons via Skype.
(*Online lessons offered during different times than in-studio lessons.)
*Unfortunately due to scheduling issues, I'm not currently accepting students for bi-weekly lessons. I can do regular weekly lessons, or occasional drop-in lessons, but bi-weekly appointments make it really hard for me to give the best scheduled times to my existing weekly students. I'm sorry for the inconvenience.
My studio is equipped with:
*A P.A. System
*Vocal and instrument microphones
*Guitars, Basses, Ukulele, Banjos, etc
*Two guitar amps and a bass amp
*Various percussion including a fully equipped acoustic drum set
*A Roland V-Drums electronic drum set
*An electric piano console and Yamaha organ
*A MicroKorg Synthesizer
*A Tuba, Trombone, Cornet, Saxophone, and Flute
*An extensive physical and virtual music library
*A recording system that students are not only welcome to use but encouraged to
*HD Webcam and condenser microphone for high fidelity online lessons via Skype
· Trumpet · In studio
· Singing · In studio
· Tuba · In studio
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Long experience and determination to lead my student to success. I have a special talent in explaining things.
I can speak fluent Greek as it is my mother tongue.
I have been working as a teacher for about 26 years and have led many of my students to being successful in their foreign language tests in Cambridge University ESL exams, Michigan University ESL exams, Pearson, TIE, TOEFL . I am patient and I know how to discover the real needs of my students so that I can adapt my teaching. My main teaching fields are ESL, Greek language, and Writing.
I am also an author. I have written a novel published in Melbourne, Australia and I have taken part in two short stories collection, one in London U.K and one in Greece. I have also several short stories published in American and Greek magazines.You can find information about me on my website: avgimeleti.weebly. com
· Greek · In studio
· Greek · In home
· ESL · Online
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I am a certified teacher for Virginia and California with experience in teaching English as a Second Language both in the US, Japan, and Korea. I have taught students of all ages and worked as a substitute for an ESL college in California.
As a certified teacher, I also have a CLAD certificate, which qualifies me to teach using instruction for English Language Development (ELD) as well as Specially Designed Academic Instruction Delivered in English (SDAIE). Beyond this I have my Master's degree in applied linguistics and English language teaching. My courses involved in this degree included: second language acquisition, English vocabulary: teaching and learning, approaches to applied linguistics, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, and intercultural communication.
I firmly believe that learning a language requires regular use of the language in the individual's every day life. Therefore, I like to tailor lessons to the student's needs and interests to encourage this.
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Experienced and current teacher offering ESL services. Can't wait to help you master ESL to help you reach your goals! Not only will you be learning typical ESL class strategies but you will also have a teacher who will make sure to challenge you and create a safe space to make mistake and learn from them. Join me!
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